Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. As the most played video game in the world, over 100 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it’s for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience.

We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take play seriously; you’re passionate about games. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints.

That's where you come in.

As Talent Partner in Shanghai, you'll transcend the traditional "HR" role to become the progressive and innovative guide that puts people first and process second. Rather than treating people like resources, you'll collaborate and consult closely with fellow Rioters to solve the organizational problems they face. You'll tactically execute the Talent Operations team's programs and implement programs that empower people rather than create administrative burdens. Utilizing your strong communication skills and upbeat personality, you'll build and maintain a network of trust throughout Riot Games Shanghai team, so every problem is met head-on by Rioters armed with the right tools.

As a Rioter in China, you'll join a team of internationally and culturally diverse professionals that share our prioritization of player experience, rejection of convention and maniacal passion for gaming. 

To reinforce Riot’s collaborative culture in our China offices, we’ve decided to do away with the constraints of traditional hierarchical title structures that are more common in the region. Titles don’t really matter at any of Riot’s offices, but we chose to take this extra step in our China offices to foster a space where teamwork thrives. We believe that removing this constraint will promote individual autonomy, ownership, collaboration, and a focus on results. We promise you won’t need a title at Riot to make an impact.

You are:

  • An experienced manager: you've logged 3+ years in a people operations specialist or manager role, and you're responsible for creating processes and programs that pushed teams forward
  • A team builder: you’re a leader who can put together a team: all the way from recruiting the right talent, on-boarding them, building the culture, and mentoring your team, to letting them go when things aren't going right
  • Results-driven: never satisfied, you consider anything less than surpassing your goals a total wash; you push the pace, motivating yourself and others to deliver results while consistently performing at the top of your game
  • Inquisitive: with your discerning eye, you leave no stone unturned or pertinent question unasked; candidates are your favorite book to read, and you dive in between the lines to get to the heart of the text
  • Organized and agile: others can juggle a plate or two, but you can juggle the whole buffet; you can quickly change course when priorities shift or candidates fall through
  • A player-focused gamer: as a player yourself, you can suss out those with genuine gamer mindsets to find candidates who will thrive in a culture that takes play seriously; you've been online gaming since the dark days of dial-up; you care about the player because you empathize with the plight of the summoner
  • Persuasive: you could sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman in white gloves; when engaging with potential hires, you know how pushy is too pushy and can tailor your pitches to specific candidates
  • Bilingual: you're a clear communicator and can converse in English as easily as Mandarin

You will:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of Riot's Talent Operations in Shanghai, including onboarding, offboarding, Rioter relations, compensation, process implementation, data analysis, documentation, and about a zillion other things too numerous to mention
  • Work with managers and teams to deliver solutions on people-related issues
  • Proactively identify team and organizational needs, evaluate options, and drive and develop solutions; provide tactical support to teams when needed
  • Foster long-term relationships with high-caliber talent; build and maintain a network of candidates and help add new Rioters to the mix
  • Screen and prepare candidate packets in a timely and consistent manner
  • Handle recruitment from "apply" to offer letter

Don’t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but we’ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you take play seriously.